Mex 1 Sessions with Kevn Kinney of Drivin' N Cryin'
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Mex 1 Sessions with Kevn Kinney of Drivin' N Cryin'

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina on Sullivan's Island in conjunction with Ear For Music is excited to bring a new season of Mex 1 Sessions with the first show being Kevn Kinney of Drivin' N Cryin' on Sunday, September 22nd at 8pm. This special evening is one you don't want to miss as we are only selling 100 tickets for an intimate experience with Kevn Kinney. The benefactor for the evening is Carolina Studios whose mission is to provide students a safe environment that fosters creative, educational, and career-focused initiatives through music, technology and media arts.

Doors open at 7pm with music starting at 8pm. Grab some friends and drop in for some dinner and drinks at Mex 1 before the show and prepare for an awesome night of Southern Rock with the man that's been selling out venues for decades. Get a chance to meet Kevn and have a round of margaritas with friends. Limited tickets available so buy your tickets today as this show will sell out quick!

Check out more info on Carolina Studios at www.carolinastudios.net/ and more info on Kevn

at https://www.drivinncryin.com/kevn-solo

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The Allman Betts Band at Charleston Music Hall
Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Allman Betts Band at Charleston Music Hall

Eat a peach, at the beach!

We are so excited to announce The Allman Betts band with special guests Joanne Shaw Taylor and JD Simo at the Charleston Music Hall on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019! This is going to be an unbelievable evening of music by the sons of Greg Allman and Dickey Betts!

Ear For Music & FWB Presents

Presale: June 20 12pm EST / Password: peach
General On-sale: June 21 10am EST

Wednesday Oct 23, 2019

Doors: 7:00 PM 
Show: 8:00 PM

$35 - Tier 3 | $38.50 - Tier 2 | $42.50 - Tier 1

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The Allman Betts Band with special guests Joanne Shaw Taylor and Jackson Stokes Presented by Ear For Music and Friends With Benefits at Miller Theatre Augusta, GA
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Allman Betts Band with special guests Joanne Shaw Taylor and Jackson Stokes Presented by Ear For Music and Friends With Benefits at Miller Theatre Augusta, GA

The sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts) have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band. They kicked off their World Tour on March 27, 2019 and sold out twelve of their first eighteen shows. The show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. The new album, slated for release on June 28, 2019, was recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley). Former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist, Chuck Leveall, and former Greg Allman Band Hammond B3 player, Peter Levin, both guested on the record.

The Allman Betts Band includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. on bass (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), Johnny Stachela on slide guitar, John Ginty on Hammond B3 (Robert Randolph/Dixie Chicks) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum. Additionally, Brotherhood of Light, the "original San Francisco psychedelic show" is providing visuals and lighting for the evening. Brotherhood of Light has worked with The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and The Who among others.

TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 2nd at 10 am!
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Blue Dogs 7th Annual Homecoming & 31st Anniversary
Dec
29
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Dogs 7th Annual Homecoming & 31st Anniversary

This annual celebration at the Charleston Music Hall brings folks who love music together around one important mission: helping to end pediatric cancer by raising funds for cutting-edge research.

The Blue Dogs and their famous musical friends perform an unforgettable show filled with surprises to benefit MUSC Children’s Health. Funds raised each year support Dr. Jacqueline M. Kraveka, who runs the only pediatric oncology research lab in our state.

With the help of special guests like Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Radney Foster, Drivin n Cryin, Peter Holsapple and many more local and regional musicians, as well as a generous partnership with Press On Fund who shares this event’s mission, almost half a million dollars have been raised since 2013 to support pediatric cancer research.

Join us for a great time for an even better cause on Sunday, December 29 at the Charleston Music Hall.

Tickets on sale Friday, July 12th at 10 am

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Steel Pulse with The Dubplates and Neal Frances at Charleston Harbor Resort
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Steel Pulse with The Dubplates and Neal Frances at Charleston Harbor Resort

Steel Pulse
The Dubplates
Neal Francis
Live at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
Presented by Red Stripe, Dos Equis, Ear For Music, Friends With Benefits Productions &
Under The Sea Artist Management
September 12

Doors: 5:30pm
Show: 6:30pm

Tickets:
$28 Advance
$33 Day of Show

Steel Pulse
Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The bands twelfth studio production, titled Mass Manipulation, reflects four decades committed to bettering mankind through music. Steel Pulse continues to be revolutionary in engaging controversial topics of racial injustice and human rights on a global scale. Their musical stance and conceptualizations are as potent and relevant today as they were at the beginning of their career. The album's uniquely thematic approach provokes thought as it presses forward, toward humanities unification. A manipulation of our minds has been influenced by a New World Order currently dominating humankind. Steel Pulse reappears at a fated moment, armed with compassion, encouraging all people to reject false ideals, set higher goals, and demand more from themselves to further this unification.

Lead singer and guitarist, David Hinds' creativity, human persona, and visionary views are revealed through inspiring compositions that capture the effects of the African Diaspora. These songs weave and interlock with each other, enticing all to stand together and unite.

The album begins with a continuation of past struggles in attaining freedom. From the opening song, "Rize," one can hear, feel, and be uplifted through urgency established in its cadence. This urgency compels participation in the Windrush generation's cause to rise against evil and controlling forces. Ancient melodies paired with catchy lyrics in "Stop You Coming and Come" transport the mind to a period of time where secrets of an African dynasty are unmasked. "Thank The Rebels" follows as a classic Steel Pulse anthem with powerful messages of awareness and inspiration. From the opening trumpet call, Hinds picks up the torch of wisdom, rallying humanity toward great aspirations. In "Justice in Jena," rolling drums and repeated chorus structure highlight the hatred and racial intolerance that persists, despite the notion that society has progressed into a post-racial world. Haunting organs and eerie guitar interplay in "Human Trafficking" emulate the atrocities of this underground world, while desperate drumming and frantic horns bolster an emotional plea to admonish this horror.

Mass Manipulation evolves and sets to navigate the political transformation of changing social and economic environments. Impassioned vocals convey the pain and suffering experienced throughout "Cry Cry Blood." This song features blistering horns to help settle the nerves and uneasiness felt. "No Satan Side" follows with its intoxicating tempo, rhythmic chanting, and riveting lyrics, defining the African Diaspora with redemption cries for, "Rastafari and live." "N.A.T.T.Y (Natural And True To Yourself)" explodes with syncopated drumming and purposeful bass to unburden the soul. It is here where we find Hinds at his most personal and reflective state. The album's title track, "Mass Manipulation," positions exploding horns to drive home its warning, bursting the corporate glass which would serve to protect the deceitful and corrupt. In "World Gone Mad," a jolting rap broadcasts the horrifying consequences of madness. Ensnaring drums and seducing bass encapture those evil and controlling powers embodied in "Black and White Oppressors," while defiant lyrics, weaponized with energetic horns, serve to penetrate Babylon's evil and systematic ways.

The album comes full circle as Steel Pulse's legendary musical abilities aim to achieve a greater community for all. The promise of mankind's salvation is prominently positioned with vocals offered to still calm in "The Final Call." Stunning harmonica jousts invoke inward reflection and set free courage to conquer. "Higher Love (Rasta Love)," a beautiful Hinds reggae reinterpretation of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love," exudes charisma and energy hailing for love across humanity. The album crowns with "Nations of the World." Stabilizing lyrics, enforced by a commanding rhythm, beg freedom fighters, leaders, and citizens from all nations to come together in peace.

In the midst of today's strife and turmoil, Mass Manipulation is Steel Pulse's indispensable musical gift, as their forty year legacy continues to define the magnificent power and beauty of reggae music. As reggae revolutionaries, Steel Pulse is revered by the younger generation of artists and remains a powerhouse on stages around the globe. Through the example of Mass Manipulation, Steel Pulse demonstrates the endless possibilities that come from breaking down the walls of systemic greed and nurturing the fellowship of mankind.

The Dubplates
Founded in 2009, The Dubplates are a traditional reggae riddim band. A traditional riddim band plays behind several artists a night. That means knowing all the classic and popular instrumental versions. In this case The Dubplates back seven vocalists.

Papa Robbie, Daddy Brady, Big Hair, Rudiments, Dub Denizen and Shawn Legare all performed with/as Dub Island Soundsystem since 2002. These artists do all the vocal work except for the golden voice of King Sing.

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